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Kwasi Enin

From JFK to Kwasi Enin: The College Admissions Application Essay Grows Up

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 08.19.2014 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

These essays have come a long way since 1935, when John F. Kennedy's succinct, handwritten and utterly unoriginal paragraph was enough to get him into his father's alma mater, answering the question: "Why do you wish to go to Harvard?"

The College Essay That Got One Student Accepted To All 8 Ivies

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.30.2014 | Teen

Long Island high school student Kwasi Enin will enroll at Yale University this fall after being accepted into all eight Ivy League schools. Here are e...

Student Who Was Accepted To All 8 Ivies Picks A School

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 06.30.2014 | College

MASTIC BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — Kwasi Enin is taking his brains to Yale. In a move usually reserved for highly-recruited athletes, a suburban New York hi...

With Music, the Sky Is Not the Limit, It's Just the View

Michelle Edgar | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact
Michelle Edgar

The beauty of music is that it is a platform for many opportunities. It enhances a number of skills, and mainly, I believe, that it allows people to dream big.

The Value of Music

James Ehnes | Posted 06.18.2014 | Arts
James Ehnes

I went to public school, and remember being assigned to read a few Shakespeare plays, a work or two of the ancient Greeks and several of the notable "coming of age" novels of the 20th century. But never once was I told to listen to a Beethoven symphony.

7 Lies We Need To Stop Telling About Young African-American Men

PolicyMic | Posted 04.17.2014 | Black Voices

Last week Long Island teenager Kwasi Enin captured national headlines after becoming part of an impressive club: high school seniors who have been acc...

In College, Choose to Thrive

Michael Roth | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Michael Roth

Your college choice isn't just about "fit" and "comfort"; it isn't just about the prestige of the school or the amenities it offers. Your college choice should reflect your aspirations, where you can imagine yourself discovering more about the world and your capacities to interact with it.

Admitted to All 8 Ivies: What It Really Means

Erika Oppenheimer | Posted 06.05.2014 | College
Erika Oppenheimer

The reason that Kwasi's success doesn't depend on which school he attends is because Kwasi has cracked the "big secret" that I hope to instill in every one of my students: ultimately, the power to succeed lies in you.

Teachable Moments: Kwasi Enin's College Application Essay

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 06.04.2014 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

There are simply not enough places at these few schools for all the students with perfect grades and perfect scores. Which brings me to Kwasi's essay, what it reveals about him, and what it reveals about what top schools seem to be looking for.

These Reddit Users Can't Understand How A Black Student Got Into 8 Ivy League Schools

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.03.2014 | Black Voices

Earlier this week the Internet met Kwasi Enin, a student who got accepted into all eight Ivy League universities. It’s an impressive feat for any st...